The Christmas decorations have officially been put away, and now I can think with a clear head, and focus on my plans for this new year. If you haven’t already guessed by how many times I redo things in my own house, and change my mind, I am a girl who welcomes change. I love to constantly have something in my home be in flux… I don’t think I will ever feel “done” with any room, and that’s OK by me. With this personality quirk, I look forward to calendar dates that mark a change, such as the first day of Spring, the day the kids get out of school for the summer, and of course, January 1. It’s a clean slate; it’s the day of the year where we all dream about our future, and we’re excited about what it holds for us. I have learned that we are mostly in charge of how our year will play out, besides those random twists of fate. We decide. What kind of year will 2011 be? It’s up to me. And your 2011 is up to you. Embrace it!
I know I am no motivational speaker, but I do truly believe that we create our worlds, and we make our own happiness, so if you ended 2010 unhappy, change it. You can. Want to know what changes I plan to make this year? Here goes nothing! (Oh, and if you have a blog, I highly recommend you make resolutions on your blog- making them public means you really have to try to stick with them.)
1. Give more homemade gifts. I have so many tools at my disposal, that I should put them to use, and save money and give people gifts that are unique, and personal.
2. Dance more. Just for fun. Dancing makes me happy, and who doesn’t want to be happy? Hey, Holly, are you in?
3. Finish more projects around the house with even less money.
4. Do more creative projects with my kids and display them as art around our home. Emmy and Sawyer are at the age where they love art- painting, coloring, drawing, cutting, gluing…. you name it! They are always so proud to have their art up on the walls, and I love looking at it. I never get sick of seeing Emmy’s interpretation of a person- a big round head with eyes and a mouth, and stick arms and legs coming all off of the head. And her people are always smiling the biggest smile because she is such a happy girl. I love seeing that reflected in her art. And Sawyer, last year, didn’t like doing art… at all. I am overjoyed that he has really started to love it.
5. Save more money this year. Literally put more in savings. Period, end of story.
That’s it! I don’t have any major projects I am setting forth for myself, I am just going to “Go and Do”. And I am going to take 2011 by the horns! I hope you do, too!